It's OK That You're Not OK (Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand) by Megan Devine
Publisher: Sounds True, Inc.
As seen in THE NEW YORK TIMES • READER'S DIGEST • SPIRITUALITY & HEALTH • HUFFPOST Featured on NPR's RADIO TIMES and WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO When a painful loss or life-shattering event upends your world, here is the first thing to know: there is nothing wrong with grief. "Grief is simply love in its most wild and painful form," says Megan Devine. "It is a natural and sane response to loss." So, why does our culture treat grief like a disease to be cured as quickly as possible? In It’s OK That You’re Not OK, Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy. Having experienced grief from both sides—as both a therapist and as a woman who witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner—Megan writes with deep insight about the unspoken truths of loss, love, and healing. She debunks the culturally prescribed goal of returning to a normal, "happy" life, replacing it with a far healthier middle path, one that invites us to build a life alongside grief rather than seeking to overcome it. In this compelling and heartful book, you’ll learn: • Why well-meaning advice, therapy, and spiritual wisdom so often end up making it harder for people in grief • How challenging the myths of grief—doing away with stages, timetables, and unrealistic ideals about how grief should unfold—allows us to accept grief as a mystery to be honored instead of a problem to solve • Practical guidance for managing stress, improving sleep, and decreasing anxiety without trying to "fix" your pain • How to help the people you love—with essays to teach us the best skills, checklists, and suggestions for supporting and comforting others through the grieving process Many people who have suffered a loss feel judged, dismissed, and misunderstood by a culture that wants to "solve" grief. Megan writes, "Grief no more needs a solution than love needs a solution." Through stories, research, life tips, and creative and mindfulness-based practices, she offers a unique guide through an experience we all must face—in our personal lives, in the lives of those we love, and in the wider world. It’s OK That You’re Not OK is a book for grieving people, those who love them, and all those seeking to love themselves—and each other—better.
Bearing the Unbearable (Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief) by Joanne Cacciatore
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Subject: When a loved one dies, the pain of loss can feel unbearable, especially in the case of a traumatizing death that leaves us shouting, 'NO!' with every fiber of our body. The process of grieving can feel wild and nonlinear and often lasts for much longer than other people, the nonbereaved, tell us it should. This book is a companion for life and most difficult times, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity. The author, who is also a bereavement educator, researcher, Zen priest, and leading counselor in the field accompanies the reader along the heartbreaking path of love, loss, and grief. Through moving stories of her encounters with grief over decades of supporting individuals, families, and communities, as well as her own experience with loss, the author opens a space to process, integrate, and deeply honor our grief
Children wonder about Heaven, especially when someone they love goes there. They have questions they are often afraid to ask to grieving adults. When I'm With Jesus is created to minister to young children and older children, with large text for young readers or as a read-to book, and smaller text for older readers. Beautifully illustrated, When I'm With Jesus is a book that helps children see a loved one's transition to Heaven as a joyful thing, and know they are still loved, even when that person is no longer near.
I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One (A Compassionate Grief Recovery Book) by Brook Noel
Now updated, this classic guide to mourning the sudden death of a loved one contains advice on coping with difficult emotions, making sense of the world after a loss, where to find support, and much more.
Loss of a Parent: Adult Grief When Parents Die by Theresa Jackson
Publisher: Independently published
#1 Best-Selling Author on Grief and Narcissism Expert guidance, healing exercises and experience from others who have lost a parent. Theresa Jackson lost her father in 2007 and has since put together useful clinical and healing resources for others in the same position, to help them recover. With an Masters degree in clinical research, Theresa has combined the latest theories and practices on loss, with effective meditations and exercises so that you can honor and remember your lost parent, all the while processing your grief in a healthy way. Sharing hers and others' personal journeys of coming to terms with the loss of a parent, she hopes to help more bereaved adult children on their healing journeys. "Loss of a Parent, Adult Grief when Parents Die" combines a personal approach with expert guidance and informed grief exercises, to make readers feel less alone and more informed about what they might experience next. "Loss of a Parent" will help you to: Feel less isolated in your grief, by reading the stories of how other people felt, and how they dealt with their loss Understand that it's okay to have confusing or unexpected thoughts and emotions, that people react differently to losing a parent, and that you are most likely 'normal' in how you're feeling Gain some context by learning about the 7 stages of grief, which stage you might be in currently, and get an idea about what you might experience next Understand how complicated or prolonged grief is common, and gain insight into how to try and move on Guided exercises will help you work through your grief in a healthy way Other people are saying... "This is such a good book for this difficult time. When my father passed away even though we had some indication of his declining health nothing could really prepare m for the tsunami of feelings. I belonged to a church and they were supportive but there was very little reading material at hand and this book would have been a valuable aid to help me understand or anticipate the effects of bereavement" "I bought this book after recently losing my mum. It is a very easy book to read and understand. I found that I could relate to both the experiences of the author and other case studies easily and it made me feel less alone at a very difficult time. The book addresses all the little issues (practical and emotional) that you may not be able to talk to others about." "I can relate to the Theresa's story, as well as the other stories recounted in the book. I still have feelings about my father's death that I need to process, and with my father's birthday coming up, I need a book like this one to help guide me." "Even in the best of families' conflict can tear the fabric of the family apart and I appreciated the guidance. Without giving too much away. The author's writing was clear and helpful. It felt as if I was getting guidance from a friend and appreciate this book. Thank you!" Get your copy today.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
From the revered British illustrator, a modern fable for all ages that explores life's universal lessons, featuring 100 color and black-and-white drawings. "What do you want to be when you grow up?" asked the mole. "Kind," said the boy. Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful book based on his famous quartet of characters. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse explores their unlikely friendship and the poignant, universal lessons they learn together. Radiant with Mackesy's warmth and gentle wit, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse blends hand-written narrative with dozens of drawings, including some of his best-loved illustrations (including "Help," which has been shared over one million times) and new, never-before-seen material. A modern classic in the vein of The Tao of Pooh, The Alchemist, and The Giving Tree, this charmingly designed keepsake will be treasured for generations to come.
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